by donfinto | Mar 5, 2014 | From Israel, Speaking Life, Update
“A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22
Let me give you a nice “holy land laugh!”
When Tod and I arrived (with Micah and Steve Allen), our phones were not working, because of a new ruling about foreigners’ telephone accounts in Israel. So we had to wait to get new Sim cards for the phones. As a result we could not get in touch with friends,nor they with us. On the day I got my phone updated, I sent out a short email to let some of our friends know that we were in the country for a few days.
The note I thought I wrote was very simple. “Tod and I in the country until Saturday. We had to get new numbers. Mine is …; his is….”
Just as I pushed the send button, I noticed that Spell Check had changed “Tod” to “God,” reading “God and I in the country until Saturday. We had to get new numbers. Mine is … his is…”
It was late at night; I had blind-copied everyone, so I could not even remember who all I sent it to, so I simply thought, “Oh, well,” and laughed myself to sleep, in anticipation of the emails I would get the next day!
Here is a sample:
From John and Una Gere, Wow! Can we give out God’s phone number to anyone, or is private!!!!! I remember His old number was JER333 (call unto Me and I will answer thee…..)
Gabriel Leonhard: I’m so glad that you brought God with you! 🙂 and Micah too…
Shira Sorko_Ram: Dear Don, I have ALWAYS wanted God’s direct line! Thanks for His and for yours!
Israel Pochtar: Wow… amazing to hear you’re here in the land with God J How did you get his personal number?:)
Have a blessed day! And laugh a little!
Don Finto (@donfinto)
by donfinto | Mar 2, 2014 | Uncategorized
Greeting in Yeshua’s name!
It is with great joy in my heart that I share this guest post with you from Tod McDowell, Co-Director of the Caleb Company.
He has a heart of gold and a deep desire in his heart to see Israel and the nations transformed by the glory of God!
| Let There Be Light
“When God said, “Let there be light,” He created the sun and all the other fiery planets that gave forth light.
We may forget that biblically speaking when light is referred to, the only source of light was fire. There was no electricity!
We are called to be the light of the world. And to be light we need to be ignited. We only shine God’s light when we are on fire and burning for the Lord.
John the Baptist was called a burning lamp and blazing torch and those in his day enjoyed the light exuding from him. John 5:35.
That is why in the book of Acts 2:1-3 when the disciples were infused with Holy Spirit there were white hot flames of fire over their heads. This metaphor of light that was long prophesied was manifesting in the Spirit and in the natural.
My prayer is that we would receive the fire of God through fresh outpourings of Holy Spirit.
As Matthew 25:1-10 reveals, one of the keys to burning for the long haul is to pay for jars of oil which I believe is our individual personal intimacy. We can’t get this from others, from a church or ministry, or from receiving a prayer of impartation, but rather we must pay the price of personal sacrifice and worship, and by devoting time to sitting at the feet of Yeshua.
May we be ignited by His Spirit to be burning lamps and blazing torches in our day!”
Tod McDowell (@todmcdowell)
“Equipping God’s people with His heart and purpose
for Israel and the nations.”
|If you would like to make a contribution, you may send by mail to:
Caleb Company, PO Box 493, Thompson Station TN 37139-0493
or by going to the Caleb website: http://calebcompany.org/give